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Painted limestone statue of a squatting man stirring a pot on three supports over a fire, left hand holding a fan-shaped object beside the pot, which contains an animal head. Inscribed "Khenu, son of Nikauinpu".


  • ID
  • Department
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Said to be from tomb of Nikauinpu, location unknown, presumed to be at Giza
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    207 x 99 x 176 mm
  • Credit Line
    Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Accession Number
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Object owned by
    The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Owner
    Khenu (in Nikauinpu)

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  • Khenu (in Nikauinpu)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks In Cairo in 1920, a group of twenty-six servant statues and their appurtenances, along with four statuettes of the official Nikauinpu and his wife Hemetredjet, were purchased from Nicholas Tano. The tomb of Nikauinpu at Giza was given as the provenance for all. The precise location of this tomb is unknown (perhaps the Western Cemetery?), and it is generally dated to Dynasty 5 or 6. Most of these servant statues are in the collection of the Oriental Museum, Chicago, while one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Son of Nikauinpu. Statue of squatting man stirring pot (OIC_E_10629, now in Chicago); inscribed: "Khenu, son of Nikauinpu".

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